Member Profile: Gold Grandstand
Name: Matt Chief Russell
Membership Type: Gold Grandstand
Member Since: 2005 paid member before that was a member as a junior player
What are the best things about being a member? Being a Raiders Member is a great way to show the club how passionate you are.
Why did you choose your membership package? I originally started out in the inner bowl back in 2005 and we were there for a few years, we then ventured up to the east grandstand and it’s definitely the best seat in the house.
Why should people who come to the game become members? Becoming a Member works out cheaper for you in the long run if you attend every game, it also continues to raise revenue for the grass roots of the game aka our juniors.
Who are your top five Raiders players of all time?
What are you looking forward to in 2015? 2015 shapes up to be a great year for the boys, The bookies have us at wooden spoon favourites and $5 to make the 8 now the $5 to make the 8 is real juicy!
Which home game do you look forward to each year? I look forward to when we play the dragons, there is a lot of passion in those games.
Who are the three Raiders players we should watch this year and why?
Jarrod Croker- Captain will make origin
Josh Hodgson- Will be good having a regular 9 steer us around the park
Sisa Waqa - Watch him fly in the green colours.
Tell us about your favourite home game of all time: Favourite home game of all time would most definitely have to be when Paul Vaughan scored the last try against Storm last year as I backed him last try scorer at $61!
What makes you a unique Raiders member? I am a very unique Raiders man, as the majority of my clothes are all Raiders. I live and bleed green.
Also just wanted to say that over the past 10 years I have recruited members for the Raiders between 50-100 members every year it’s a strong passion of mine, I also have only missed one home game in them 10 years and that was when I was in New Zealand last year. I travel to at least 3 away games every year and I hope that win loss or draw you get behind the boys! Come join us in bay 26 and get loud!
Go the Raiders!